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The happiest man in the world ?

Posted on Thursday, 25 January, 2007 | Comment icon 11 comments

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"To scientists, he is the world's happiest man. His level of mind control is astonishing and the upbeat impulses in his brain are off the scale."

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Comment icon #2 Posted by Eu_citzen on 25 January, 2007, 18:20
"Happiness is a skill to be learnt" sounds like a lot of work ! Why couldn't he just invent a pill for us to swallow, which would also make him the richest man on earth !! P.S. I'm waiting for a wise-crack about existing pill-popping "happy" people....... a pill? sounds good, small, easy to handel, easy to drop, easy to get $$$
Comment icon #3 Posted by ~PFlack~ on 25 January, 2007, 18:39
Why was January 22nd the "unhappiest day" of the year, when unhappiness is not even close to depression in it's own right? Anyone who knows that you can be unhappy, from being less happy. But, depression is something that attacks the body and the mind. So what is 'lack of happiness' defining depression? What is that considering someone says one day of the year is the unhappiest? - Well, some good questions from me I suppose...
Comment icon #4 Posted by STIX on 25 January, 2007, 19:09
I believe hapiness is a skill!! I never thought of it before, but it makes perfect sence... I guess thats why I am happy alot, because I have meditated and trained myself to be happy! GOOD HAPPINESS TO YOU ALL!
Comment icon #5 Posted by Razer on 25 January, 2007, 21:31
Good article, I'm glad that the subject is getting some decent research.
Comment icon #6 Posted by nativechick1989 on 25 January, 2007, 23:13
In essence, happiness is a "skill" to be learned. Mind over Matter.
Comment icon #7 Posted by Libranaster on 26 January, 2007, 0:10
Being happy is all about only giving yourself goals you can achieve and taking life day to day. Also I think realising the privelege of just being able to be alive is important. I am not saying that people should go for big goals but take them step by step instead of trying to do things all at once. I think there is a point in the difference in unhappiness and depression, if people are unhappy they will get over it but depression is different and much more serious. This is a harsh and busy world we live in but I think if people slow down for a few seconds and think more about what they did ach... [More]
Comment icon #8 Posted by nohands on 26 January, 2007, 3:17
hmmmm being happy for me is to achieve the senses of the universe heheehhehehehehehehehehehe
Comment icon #9 Posted by Qarrah on 29 January, 2007, 3:25
It's true- after I meditate I feel very peaceful, happy, just alive. It's a beautiful feeling. I think everyone should try meditating, regardless of their religion. Libranaster--your words are so true. I get caught in the stress of today and worrying about the future. I worry even a day ahead. When we have responsibilities and problems and bills to pay it's hard to live in the moment. But it can be done. I agree happiness is a learned skill. People learn how to control their anger, how to relieve stress so learning how to be happy makes sense to me. I really wish I could meet Ricard. Talking w... [More]
Comment icon #10 Posted by nohands on 31 January, 2007, 12:12
i think we can be happy when we dont have goals anymore thats for me...heheh
Comment icon #11 Posted by Harriet Reed on 31 January, 2007, 19:50
"Happiness is a skill to be learnt" sounds like a lot of work ! Why couldn't he just invent a pill for us to swallow, which would also make him the richest man on earth !! P.S. I'm waiting for a wise-crack about existing pill-popping "happy" people....... Puh-leeze. Maybe part of the happiness is the knowledge that you've worked to get it. Happiness caused by a pill turns society layzee. If you can't be bothered to work for happiness, maybe you don't deserve it.

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